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Frère et soeur: M.2-1959

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Frère et soeur
Translated as: Brother and Sister
(Brother and Sister)


Rodin, Auguste (Sculptor)


Bronze, cast, with overall green patina. Nude girl seated, with a baby boy upon her right knee. She faces half right, as does the boy, and she holds him with her right hand. Her left hand supports her weight on the base.


History note: Given to the testator by Rodin

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Late 19th Century
After 1890 - Before 1897 1897


The figure of the girl was inspired by Camille Claudel's Young Girl with a sheaf of Corn, which enables the group to have been conceived after 1887. According to the donor, this was the first cast which he had seen in Rodin's studio. See notes.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Bronze Patina

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated green

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Rodin
  • Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1959
Primary reference Number: 13626
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1959
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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